Codex on the Flight of Birds

01/01/1505View on timeline

null

Codex on the Flight of Birds is a relatively short codex of circa 1505 by Leonardo da Vinci. It comprises 18 folios and measures 21 × 15 centimetres. Now held at the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, Italy, the codex begins with an examination of the flight behavior of birds and proposes mechanisms for flight by machines. Leonardo constructed a number of these machines, and attempted to launch them from a hill near Florence. However, his efforts failed.

In the codex, Leonardo notes for the first time that the center of gravity of a flying bird does not coincide with its center of pressure.

0 comments

Comment

No comments avaliable.

Author

Info

Published in 10/08/2018

Updated in 19/02/2021

All events in the topic Codex:


Invalid DateCodex AtlanticusCodex Atlanticus
Invalid DateCodex ArundelCodex Arundel
Invalid DateCodex TrivulzianusCodex Trivulzianus
Invalid DateCodex ForsterCodex Forster
Invalid DateCodex MadridCodex Madrid
Invalid DateCodex LeicesterCodex Leicester
Invalid DateCodex UrbinasCodex Urbinas